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Hiccups: Introduction

Hiccups: Noise and diaphragm muscle contractions (properly called "hiccoughs"). More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hiccups is available below.

Symptoms of Hiccups

  • Hiccuping sound
  • Recurring cough-like sound
  • Recurring diaphragm muscle contractions
  • Hiccupping of a fetus in the womb - pregnant women can often feel or hear the fetus hiccupping
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Hiccups

  • Commonly mentioned simple remedies that may or may not work:
    • Holding deep breaths
    • Rebreathing - breathing into a paper bag
    • Drinking a glass of water
    • Startling the person
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Alternative Treatments for Hiccups

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Hiccups may include:

Causes of Hiccups

  • Normal hiccups - people get occasional bouts hiccups now and then.
  • Diaphragm conditions
    • Diaphragm tumor
    • Diaphragm irritation
    • Diaphragm nerve irritation
  • more causes...»

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Hiccups: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Hiccups

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Hospitals & Clinics: Hiccups

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Hiccups: Rare Types

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Hiccups: Animations

Prognosis for Hiccups

Prognosis for Hiccups: Almost always harmless unless chronically recurrent or continuous. Underlying conditions can occasionally be serious.

Hiccups: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Hiccups:

A diaphragmatic spasm causing a sudden inhalation which is interrupted by a spasmodic closure of the glottis, producing a noise. (On-line Medical Dictionary) - (Source - Diseases Database)

(usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound; sometimes a symptom of indigestion; "how do you cure the hiccups?" - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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